Mission/Purpose

MISSION STATEMENT

In a marketplace with companies making lofty marketing claims and vying for customers in Northern Illinois, being a NISBA Accredited Business enables consumers to identify you as a trustworthy company. The Northern Illinois Small Business Association logo provides customer trust behind it that any NISBA business is licensed with a state government agency, has a certificate of insurance and that any reviews placed on the NISBA website are verified customers

OUR PURPOSE

Starting a business, although simple, is not easy. You are going to be investing your hard-earned money and time into a business that you expect to see results in. Many business owners know how to do something very well but lack the experience in running a business. What about you? Do you really know how to run a business, read financials, market to the right audience, or manage employees? Whether you have a business idea already or just know you are destined to own your own business the Northern Illinois Small Business Association is here to help you understand the steps it takes to start a business in Northern Illinois. NISBA was founded in as a private not-for-profit association located throughout Northern Illinois. Northern Illinois Small Business Association will run educational and networking programs each year. Our purpose is to enhance the support, resources, and networking it provides to its members while also providing consumers in Northern Illinois residents verification that they will be dealing with licensed, insured, and reputable companies.

YOUR NISBA MEMBERSHIP INCLUDES:

Membership Values

  • 12 Month- NISBA Membership
  • Welcome bags – Given out to new NISBA members providing discounts on services for other NISBA Members.
  • NISBA Networking Event invitations.
  • Referral opportunities from consumers that call into NISBA.
  • Post your events to the NISBA Calendar.
  • Business Listed on the NISBA Online Directory.
  • New Membership highlighted in the NISBA Advocate Newsletter.
  • 1 Free 30-minute consultation with a NISBA Approved Marketing / Promotional company to strategize growth of your business.
  • 1 Free 30-minute consultation with a NISBA Approved Bookkeeping company.
  • 1 Free 30-minute consultation with a NISBA Approved Small Business HR Consulting company.

Marketing & Advertising

  • Use of the NISBA Logo.
  • Social Media – Twitter & Facebook Welcome Post
  • Social Media – Opportunity to Spotlight your business on NISBA Social Media Posts.
  • Business Listed on the NISBA Online Directory.
  • New Membership highlighted in the NISBA Advocate Newsletter.
  • Weekly Advertising opportunities on the NISBA Advocate Newsletter.
  • Low Cost Advertising & Sponsorship Opportunities at Events.
  • Member-Only approved trade shows.
  • Member-Only Discounts to NISBA customer facing events.
  • Opportunity to host a mixer or workshop opportunity.

If you are interested in joining the Northern Illinois Small Business Association please contact us at 847-416-8501 or click here.

If you are interested in joining the Northern Illinois Small Business Association please contact us By clicking here

Expectations In Joining the Northern Illinois Small Business Association?

Brand Recognition
Marketing Opportunities
Networking Leads
Relevant Resources
Community Involvement
Engaging Events

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